Unfiled returns

Proceeding blindly is something that you rarely want to do with the IRS. If you owe back taxes, or have unfiled returns, or are in any way concerned about an IRS problem, it’s best to first find out what the IRS knows about you. What is the IRS doing on your account?  What can they […]

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If you owe the IRS money and are dealing with an IRS Revenue Officer, or even IRS Automated Collection Service, expect deadlines.  Deadlines to provide financial information, deadlines to provide unfiled returns, and deadlines for a plan for account resolution. These deadlines are serious – failure to timely comply is usually reason enough for the […]

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Falling behind on filing your taxes can be scary, filled with questions and doubt about how to make it right with the IRS.  Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to satisfy the IRS and get you back into the system. Here are 10 things you should know about getting current with your unfiled […]

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IRS audits can leave your stomach in a knot and your head in your hands, often because you feel innocent of the changes the IRS is proposing to your tax return. Notice I said proposing. An IRS audit is not simultaneously the beginning and end of your defense, with the auditor playing the role of […]

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As a general rule, count on IRS interest and penalties doubling the amount you owe every five years.   Interest is only part of the cause; it is the penalties that really hurt. Interest rates charged by the IRS are not unfair – the federal short-term  rate plus 3%.  This has left IRS interest hovering […]

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If you owe the IRS and have a refund on your tax return, the IRS will keep the refund and apply it to your unpaid taxes.  The problem is not repaying the debt – you would if you could – but that you simply cannot afford to lose the refund.  The refund is needed to […]

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